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Les Tricoteuses: A Bastille Day Yarn

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked a turning point in the French Revolution—well, the first of their revolutions, anyway.

Postcard from Scotland: The Exquisite Embroidery of Jane E. Hall

Jane E. Hall, renowned for her exquisite nature-inspired embroidery, shared details about her new project, Psyche’s Cabinet, with me.

PieceWork Call for Submissions Summer 2020: How, Why, and When Did They Do That?

One of the joys of needlework is that there’s always something new to learn. Every issue of PieceWork illuminates the fascinating history of our favorite crafts.

Laura Ingalls: Lace Knitter

I wasn't a knitter when I re-read the Little House books, so I didn't take note of Laura or the other characters knitting in the books.

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Filet Crochet a Sweater for all Seasons

The combination of technique, yarn, and design come together in the Filet Crochet Cocoon Sweater pattern Inspired by William Morris!

Fall Leaves: Mountmellick Embroidery

With the fall leaves as my visual inspiration, I chose a page from Weldon’s Practical Needlework that introduces Mountmellick embroidery and shows 20 ways to embroider leaves.

A Stitch in Time: Three-Sided Stitch

The three-sided stitch is a triangular, flat-line stitch, which can also be tightly pulled to create a lacy appearance. It is also known as the Turkish, Bermuda faggoting, lace, and point Turc stitch.

William Morris and The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts movement.